Please do not write one long line. Is hard to read.
I really appreciate the help.
But I desperately need those helpers to understand
that I am completely new to this kind of thing and
I'ts hard to understand some of the terminology used
in many of these posts.
I'd like to figure it out though and with the help of
some very understanding and bright individuals I just
might be able to figure out how to get my "main menu
panel" back onto my desktop. I've taken notes on every
bit of info i've received and none of it so far has been
able to help me get it back.
As for the 'nasm install' I'm close to giving up on it
because noone has been able to figure it out so far.
The program installer would install it if I had the (LIBC)
file that I need but I've searched for it and can't find
one. everywhere I go to find it says "file not found" or
"this version of libc is obsolete."
The terminal is a very complicated place to input commands
because whether I like it or not I don't know, understand,
or speak computer code.
Please don't riddle me w/ answers I can't learn from.
If you know the answer to my problem, please give it to me
straight. Someone who doesn't know what they're talking
about wont be able to give a "turn-key solution".
I have been wracking my brain around the solution for over
a month now so if u expect a newbie to just figure it all
out at once your sorely mistaken. I am a hard working
father of two and don't have the time to go to colledge to
learn what it is I need to get this silly program running.
Thanks all for your support. And thank-you for your
Opening the terminal window, and typing
2) yum install nasm
... is all it takes. And do not use any "rpm" command !
' yum install nasm ' provides the nasm compiler.
Which I guess, you need. So why do more ? ?
'nasm' : ""General-purpose x86 assembler. It supports a range of
object file formats including Linux a.out and ELF, COFF, etc.""
So what do you need it for ?
'rpm -qa | grep nasm' : shows nasm installed or not.
Restoring your desktop to default settings : Probably delete
the hidden files /home/<user>/.
.. log out .. and log in again :
a new set of default config files will be created.
If you have one panel left : Right click it > Add panel.
Right clicking a new panel will also allow you to position it :
top, bottom, left, right.
P.S. : Please never touch glibc. GLIBC is your system.
Changing it : You will have to reinstall the whole OS.